The policy within WestWind Airlines is that hours logged with another Virtual Airline do not count towards the WestWind Promotion scale. All new pilots to the airline must start from the bottom.
Your user name for the web site is your pilot number (e.g., WWA9123). You were e-mailed a password when your application to join WestWind was accepted. If you have since changed and forgotten your password, please contact your hub manager or assistant hub manager and ask to have your password reset.
Yes, go to the WestWind Forum
The discussion forums require you to register and create a separate user name and password. When you register on the forum your password will be sent to the e-mail address you provide during registration.
No, forum registration is open to non-members.
You should send an email to your hub manager and assistant hub manager using your new email address so that he can keep his records up to date and update the WestWind database.
You can find out who your Hub Manager is by looking it up in the Management Directory. This can be found in the Personnel Department that is accessible from the Main FBO page.
Details about your Hub can be found on your Hub Page. A link to your Hub can be found on the Operations Page. This is accessible from a link on the Main FBO page.
Your Hub Manager is your first contact person. Hub Managers are selected for their computer and aviation knowledge. If they can't answer your questions then THEY will refer you to higher authority.
WestWind pilots are required to log at least one flight per month in order to stay on the active pilot roster. Actually, pilots are not changed to inactive status until 60 days have passed since the last update. However, WestWind managers are held to a higher standard, and will be set to inactive status after just 30 days of inactivity. To return to active status simply update your flight log!
After one year of inactivity, pilots are moved from inactive status to retired status. Once you have been moved to retired status you must contact the President/CEO or Executive VP of Hub Operations to request that you be re-activated.
Our Mission Statement is: "To provide an environment, which simulates a real world airline, where pilots have an opportunity to learn and experience the professional skills of Aviation."
WestWind, VA is as close as we can make it to a real airline. As advances are made in computers and programming the realism can only improve.
A list of each Hub's routes can be found on the Hub's Route Page. This is available from many places, but most notably from each Hub's Page.
You can fly any route, from any hub, as long as your airliner has sufficient range for the flight. For example, you cannot fly non-stop from Los Angeles to Chicago in the Beech 1900D.
You can fly all of the WestWind Airliners in your present category and all of the WestWind Airliners from your previous categories.
No, but WestWind hours may be logged only when flying specific makes and models of aircraft listed in the WestWind fleet. The WestWind Fleet consists of those aircraft types (makes and models) currently available for download in WestWind's hangars. To encourage pilots to join the WestWind test pilot program, hours flown during approved testing of new aircraft being considered by WestWind may be logged. Aircraft must be approved by WestWind's Executive Vice President of Aircraft prior to official testing. Also, if you would like to become a test pilot submit you application to WestWind's Executive Vice President of Aircraft.
The Flight Dispatch System is used by WestWind pilots to sign-out on individual flights and, at the conclusion of the flight, sign back in with the duration of flight (block time) which updates the pilot's online flight log. All pages that display passenger or cargo flight schedules, or executive charter descriptions contain "fast file" links that make signing out on flights a quick and painless process. In addition to block time, the Flight Dispatch system records other pieces of useful information about your flying activities. These data are used by WestWind managers to improve the operations of the airline. Pilots are also able to view various summaries of their flight log data.
Before the creation of the Flight Dispatch system, which keeps a record of your individual flights, WestWind pilots updated their total flight hours by periodically reporting their current total time through the web site. This update was called a "PIREP", which is an aviation term for "pilot report". A minimum of one PIREP per month was required in order to stay on the active roster, however, many pilots would file a PIREP after each individual fight.
No, as of January 1, 2010 all pilots are required to file an individual flight report for each flight. This allows management to collect better flight statistics and helps to keep pilots honest. You may update your flight log without having to sign-out and then sign-in a flight but it is still on an individual flight basis. All these actions are accomplished through the Flight Dispatch System page.
The WestWind Training Center is your first "port of call" when you begin "working" for WestWind Airlines. It is here that you obtain a "type rating" to fly the Canadair CRJ Regional Jet. You will fly this aircraft for your first 15 flight hours.
You do not need to upgrade into a higher category if you do not want to.
Once you are a Cat V pilot, you do not need to visit the WTC to be promoted further. Once you have the hours, you are promoted automatically.
Microsoft Flight Sim gives a good training program included within your copy of their program. Post on our
Tech Support / Forum any other questions that you may have.
Due to the publishers of the freeware Concorde ceasing operation, WestWind is no longer able, due to copyright restrictions, to offer a Concorde at this time.
Panels are changing so fast that it isn't possible to make "the latest" ones available.
Also, panels are very subjective. A panel that is great to one pilot may not be so good to another. There are many places, on the net, to find panels. You might try the following sites to begin your search.
This is only a "first step" in finding that perfect panel for your WestWind Airliner. Your Hub Manager can advise you if more assistance is needed.
No, flying online is strictly optional.
If you have any further questions, Click here to Contact your Hub Manager.